Five stocks at new 52 weeks’ high

West Indian Tobacco lost 25 cents to close at $40.75, with investors exchanging 16,782 shares, but the market closed with five securities ending at 52 weeks’ highs as year-end momentum starts gathering steam.
At the close, the Composite Index gained 8.62 points to 1,453.53 points. The All T&T Index rose 6.07 points to 1,825.75, while the Cross Listed Index added 1.53 points to close at 146.53. Trading ended with the prices of 7 stocks rising, one declined while four remained unchanged.
Investors traded 197,680 shares amounting to $2,775,811 from an exchange of 12 securities, against 15 on Wednesday, resulting in trading in 304,217 shares at $3,580,067.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at four stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investment Fund finished trading with 25,385 stock units and rose 55 cents close at $25, Guardian Holdings climbed $1 to settle at a 52 weeks’ high of $20, with 384 stock units trading, Massy Holdings closed with an increase of 25 cents at a 52 weeks’ high of $60, with 357 stock units changing hands. NCB Financial gained 30 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $11.30, with 15,200 units crossing the exchange, Republic Financial rose 10 cents to finish at a 52 weeks’ high of $130.10, with investors exchanging 566 shares, Scotiabank added 20 cents and ended at $60, with 1,396 stock units trading and Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 3 cents in trading of 40,365 shares to close at $21.15
Losses| West Indian Tobacco shares fell 25 cents, completing trading at $40.75, with 16,782 units crossing the exchange.
Firm Trades| Ansa Merchant Bank ended at $35.50, in swapping of just five shares, First Citizens Bank closed at $43, in exchanging of 527 shares, JMMB Group settled at $2.40, with 96,614 stock units changing hands and Unilever Caribbean ended at $23.50, after trading 99 stock units.

Prices of securities trading are those at which the last trade took place.

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